Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 1/27/15, Enerplus Corp (Symbol: ERF) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.09, payable on 2/17/15. As a percentage of ERF's recent stock price of $8.95, this dividend works out to approximately 1.01%, so look for shares of Enerplus Corp to trade 1.01% lower - all else being equal - when ERF shares open for trading on 1/27/15.
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ERF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 12.07% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ERF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
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